Friday, March 11th, 2005
11:55 am - Let It Snow...  
It's snowing again. It's a light snow, and the weather people don't seem to think it will accumulate much, but it's damned depressing.

The search for the perfect pork chop continues. Last night I brined it for half the time Alton Brown recommends, and that seems to have gotten the salt level in the meat right. It was a much thinner chop than last time, so it fit well in the GF grill. Unfortunately, I overcooked it a little. Despite that, it wasn't completely dried out, so I'm on the right track.

More pedaling last night. I do need to find a better seating solution.

I've been on a graphics adventure game kick. After I finished Superhero League of Hoboken, I played Frederik Pohl's Gateway, since I'd just read the book, and it was interesting, although it's really more about what happens in the later books of the Gateway verse. Last night I finished Eric the Unready, which is the tremendously funny tale of a knight who seems to have the worst luck. All are from Legend Entertainment, who have done a lot of other very enjoyable games, and are very much the successor to Infocom. Next up I think is Callahan's Crosstime Saloon.
Current Mood: depressed
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fatoudustfatoudust on March 11th, 2005 - 11:08 am
Oh, wow. Snow. It's probably mid-60's and sunny here. We've been getting snow right along with all y'all this season, but we might be done. I went out in my shorts and t-shirt today. (Okay, because it's laundry day and I have no pants, but still, I was pretty comfy.)
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 11th, 2005 - 11:46 am
It's the longest winter we've had here in years.
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noradeirdrenoradeirdre on March 11th, 2005 - 02:50 pm
DX, we also had difficulty finding the right balance for bringing pork chops, then we read in Cooks Illustrated that the brand of kosher salt you use makes a difference. We use Mortons, and apparantly those grains are smaller than, uh, the other kind. The kind in the white and red box? So, using the called for amount of Mortons actually makes your brine saltier than using the other brand.

We haven't put it to the test, but that's the word on the street.

The CI referenced was from 2003- we have the bound book. I can look up the particulars for you if you wish.
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 11th, 2005 - 03:00 pm
Heh, I have the red and white box kind.
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noradeirdrenoradeirdre on March 11th, 2005 - 03:04 pm
Then never mind!

And, heh.
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arlissarliss on March 11th, 2005 - 06:12 pm
I love Callahan's. I wrote Spider a fan letter once, and got a reply. Lord, that was...

longer ago than I like to think about. I'm about ready to rip the seat off the defunct lawn tractor and mount it on the stationary bike. That would be comfy.
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